One of the most common images to be associated with Japan is that of a polite society steeped in conservative traditions. Historically, the Japanese have struggled to push back against this status quo, but the 1980s were a time when the country started to experience a rebirth in terms of attitude to taboo subjects like sex and pornography, and a man at the forefront of this change was porn director Toru Muranishi.
Netflix’s The Naked Director explores the rise of Japan’s notorious ‘Emperor of Porn’ and the emergence of sexual liberation in Japan’s adult film industry. Raunchy, graphic and gritty, The Naked Director veers between crime drama and comedy biopic. Continue reading “The Naked Director Review: A Raunchy Depiction Of Japan’s Sexual Awakening”